Advocate. Assistant Vice President. Consultant. Professor. Assistant Dean. Author. Strategy Officer. Lifetime Learner. Marcus Kolb brings more than 20 years of work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 27 years of experience in higher education that includes secondary education, community colleges, public research universities, private universities, and a national education foundation. Throughout these roles Marcus has consistently incorporated an entrepreneurial and relationship-oriented approach with his leadership efforts.
As Assistant Vice President of Ivy Tech Community College, Marcus champions equity, quality student learning, and authentic assessment throughout the state. He led the successful system-wide accreditation effort resulting in a ten-year renewal from the Higher Learning Commission. In an innovative collaboration with Martin University, Dr. Kolb worked to enhance pathways between the two institutions while focusing on student success and workforce preparation. Finally, he serves as the Systems Office Diversity Lead and was an appointed member of the President’s Strategic Planning Advisory Council. Marcus continues his commitment to equity and inclusion as an adjunct professor for a social justice learning community at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.